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Reducing the environmental impact of our business is at the core of what we do. We’re committed to eliminating all avoidable single-use plastics in both our offices and on the road by 2022. And that’s just the beginning. We also support projects striving to keep our oceans and coastlines clean and are on the road to net zero.

 

OUR ROAD TO NET ZERO

In 2021, to outline how we will address our emissions as a business, we developed a 5-point Climate Action Plan, committing us to Measure, Reduce, Remove, Offset, and Evolve. We believe in backing big, bold ideas that prioritize nature-based carbon solutions and support biodiversity.

Since the launch of our strategy How We Tread Right (HWTR), global action on the world’s response to climate change has continued to advance, and our commitment to evolve has enabled us to match that advancement. The most significant change we’ve made since the launch of our plan is our decision to commit to net zero. 

In the next step of our journey to net zero, our parent company The Travel Corporation (TTC) has formally committed to carbon reduction targets that are aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). These targets are currently under review by the SBTi and will be announced later this year. Science-based targets ensure we play our part in reducing our emissions in line with keeping the global temperature below a warming of 1.5° C by mid-century.

This will require bold and ambitious action across our business, and as a member of TTC’s family of brands, we, along with our sister brands, have immense opportunity for impact. TTC’s Scope 1 + 2 target will tackle the emissions from owned ground transport fleet, Uniworld ships, Red Carnation Hotels, as well as our shared global offices and facilities. Our shared Scope 3 target will address our indirect emissions including trip emissions.  

To learn more about our Climate Action efforts, visit our impact hub.

 

CARBON OFFSETS

View of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand

 

African Travel has partnered with leading offset provider South Pole to offset select emissions, including residual emissions from our offices as well as from business travel. You too can purchase carbon offsets for the emissions produced by your travels. South Pole has 700+ high quality, and verifiable offset projects that are an important part of the global green transition.  

 

ELIMINATING SINGLE-USE PLASTICS BY 2022

African Travel is dedicated to removing unnecessary single-use plastics

The Travel Corporation (TTC) remains dedicated to removing as many unnecessary single-use plastics from its worldwide supply chains, which provide services and facilities to our thousands of immersive trips and experiences delivered in over 70 countries around the world, every day.

So far, we have and continue to reduce our footprints; these include most unnecessary single-use plastics realistically and appropriately on all of our African safaris, within all Red Carnation Hotels, onboard all of our Uniworld ships and within our TTC offices. We still have a long way to go. We remain committed and dedicated to achieving this goal by December 2022 and will keep updating as we go.

 

CLIMATE IS A SHARED CHALLENGE

As a founding signatory to the Glasgow Declaration , and signatories to Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, we are committed to working together with our industry to find solutions to the climate crisis. Read our declaration of a climate emergency and learn more about our efforts here.

 

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